Testing setup before changing domains

After you deploy your service, but before you change your DNS entries to send your domain to our servers, you can check via a special URL to see how your service is pulled through our network and help you identify if a problem is a DNS issue, or a Fastly configuration problem.

You can test this URL by following these steps:

  1. Log in to the Fastly application.
  2. Click the configure button (the wrench icon at the top of the window).
  3. From the Service menu, select the service you want to test.
  4. Click the Configure button.
  5. Click Domains to view the Domain settings.
  6. In the Domains area click the gear icon next to the name of the domain you wish to test. One of the following will be true:
    • If the service is currently deployed, only a Test selection appears under the menu.
      a domain test menu for a deployed service showing only the Test selection
    • If the service is not deployed, both Test and Edit appear as selections under the menu.
      a domain test menu for an undeployed service showing both the Test and Edit selections
  7. Select Test from the menu. The domain you are testing will appear in a new browser window.

The test URL generally appears in the format $domain.global.prod.fastly.net. For example, if your website were example.com, your test URL would appear as example.com.global.prod.fastly.net.

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